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Can I float test at 14 days???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandydoodle, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    My broody has been sitting on her eggs for 14 days. She pushed 3 to the side that she pooped on. I am thinking of cleaning them and giving them back would it be okay to float test since they are only 14 days. Any help and opinions is appreciated? I want to do it quickly since she isn't currently sitting on them. [​IMG]

  2. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chirping

    May 14, 2011
    Southeast Ohio
    Float testing them can introduce bacteria into the egg if done incorrectly.
    If you already cleaned them just try putting them back and see if she will accept them again.
    Be prepared though they might get retossed.
    She may have tossed them for a reason.

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